scratch your head and wonder what the hell I'm thinking when you see my playlist.
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga I remember doing a Zumba routine to this song when I went to Zumba with Aaron at our gym. Trust me, I don't break out into my Zumba routine when I'm running. You're welcome, running partners.
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs It's a fun, upbeat song. I like fun, upbeat when I run.
Everybody Dance Now - C&C Music Factory I LOVE me some 90's dance tunes. And when I hear it, I speed up just thinking about Vince Vaughn doing the choreographed routine in Old School to this song.
Lose Yourself - Eminem Nothing gets me more pumped than this song when I start out running. And yes, when I hear this, I rap right along with Em. (I call him Em, we're close like that)
I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull Another great song from Zumba with Aaron. THIS is one I always want to stop running and start Zumba'ing to, but for the sake of everyone else I'm running with, I don't. Again, you're welcome.
Word Up - Cameo Oh how I love this song. I used to have it as my ringtone but I got tired of just hearing the first few seconds of it. Momma, come on baby tell me what's the word, the word up!
Turn This Mutha Out - MC Hammer Don't be dissing the Hammer. You know if this song was playing right now, you'd be jamming.
Til I Forget About You - Big Time Rush Don't hate me, I've got teens, it's their fault, they got me hooked.
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder IMO, one of the best Stevie Wonder songs EVER. I play a mean air trumpet ESPECIALLY when I'm running!
Rappers Delight - Sugar Hill Gang Shut up, I love them
Night Boat to Cairo - Madness I'm a HUGE Madness fan and this song always gets me moving fast, probably because it's a really peppy song
Jump Around - House of Pain I'm telling you, I dig this song so hard. I look forward to this song coming on every time I run and when I do, I'm a happy running fool. Jump up, jump up and get down.
Iko Iko - The Belle Stars I liked Rain Man, you got a problem with that??
White Horse - Laid Back If you wanna be rich, you got to be a bitch. This song is an instant classic.
Supersonic - J.J. Fad How can you not smile when you hear the 3 chicks beat-boxing??
Shock the Monkey - Peter Gabriel Come on, this song. Hard driving beat, drums thumping, monkeys falling out of trees. It's got everything.
Apache - Sugar Hill Gang See Rappers Delight, repeat
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot Shut up, you know you love this one. Admit it, when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face you get sprung
Bye Bye Bye - N'Sync Justin Timberlake before he had to go and bring sexy back. And those other 4 guys who sang with him. I have to fight the urge to jump on the down beats
The Final Countdown - Europe CRAZY good song. EPIC song. The opening synth is so hot it gets my blood pumping, which really does help with a long run
Thrift Shop - Macklemore What what, what what? No, these are NOT my grandad's clothes. The sax on this song makes me happy, and when I'm happy, I run faster
Live Like We're Young - One Direction See Til I Forget About You (it's those kids!!)
It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ Easy Rock Have you figured out yet that I'm a huge fan of the late 80's and 90's dance stuff? Cuz this shit's da bomb when I'm slowing down, tired and in need of a boost.
Gotta Keep Them Separated - The Offspring This is the story of my two darling kids. And it's got a fast beat, which helps
Far From Over - Frank Stallone Give me any shit about this song and I'll have his brother Sylvester beat you up. This is a good motivating song when you're tired. SAVE ME DARLING! I am down but I am far from over!!
Blame the Machines - Duran Duran You knew you couldn't get away without at least one Duran Duran song on my list, didn't you? This is from their last album and has a great, fast beat
Everybody Walk the Dinosaur - Was Not Was Yes. Yes I like this song. I like it very much.
Headstrong - Trapt I like a good headbanging song every so often. Makes me appreciate the dance tunes that much more when they come on.
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones Bah bah bah bah, bah bah bah bah bah, I wish this run was over
Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force This, IMO, is the ULTIMATE 80's song, I've always loved it and I always will love it and if it doesn't come on while I'm running, I put it on when I'm cooling down. That's how much I love it
So there you have it, Snarklings. That is just a handful of the plethora of songs I have on my phone that I enjoy listening to when I run. Some of them you may like, some you may hate, some you may not have ever heard before, but they are all mine and I love 'em all.
What are YOUR running songs? Workout songs? Zumba songs? Lying on the couch eating Oreos songs?